Thursday, July 28, 2005

Bicycle Facilities Photographs

A new group has been started on Flickr, for uploading and discussion of bicycle facilities. From it, I've already found the Manual for Streets website, which gives you the facility
to comment on any problems and areas of conflict which can arise in providing innovatively designed residential streets and lightly trafficked local roads
and will eventually
give guidance to a range of practitioners on effective street design
.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Darlington Cycle Forum ride

Just a reminder that tonight's Darlington Cycle Forum (the council-led cycling group, not us) meeting takes the form of a tour of cycle routes around the town. Meeting at 6:15 at the Town Hall.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Bikes in schools

There's a story in one of this week's free papers (I forget which, and they're downstairs, not by the PC) saying that 200 kids turned up on bikes as part of Heathfield School's "Wheely Wednesday" activity. Heathfield is one of the four (or three?) Bike It schools in Darlington, being targetted as schools where cycling could be increased.

It seems to me that there's real potential for encouraging cycling in Darlington schools. Get 'em while they're young... Of course, the challenge would be to keep them riding when they go up to secondary school, and past 17 when they can drive...

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Darlington Cycling Campaign July Meeting

The next meeting of Darlington Cycling Campaign will be held in the upstairs room of the Red Lion pub, Priestgate, starting at 7pm on Tuesday 19th July. Amongst other things, we'll be reviewing the two cycle route tours, and looking at proposals for grant-funded projects following Anthony's excellent work in digging around for funding sources.

Sun Shines on July Tour of the Cycle Routes

Anthony well sunned at the end of the tour

© Richard Grassick 2005

Darlington Cycling Campaign enjoyed wonderful summer sun on 10th July as we checked out the cycle routes of west Darlington. Split between the town centre "designated cycle routes" - streets with the odd painted bicycle on the tarmac - and out of town off-road routes, campaign members had a lot to say about their pros and cons. A full set of photographs of the tour can be viewed at our Flickr site .